Southeast Technical Institute hopes to inspire more young girls to select careers in science and technology.
Today, the Sioux Falls Technical School opened its doors to nearly 600 8th grade girls for a Women In Science Event.
Each student had the opportunity to select a handful of careers to learn more about.
While women account for roughly half of the workforce, they hold less than 25 percent of jobs in these technological areas.
Organizers and presenters hope today's event begins to turn those statistics around.